Doctor of Philosophy 
 

The Ph.D. is the highest academic degree that can be earned at this institution. Therefore, the University demands an excellence in scholarship, including the ability to do effective independent research. Because of the nature of a Ph.D. program, it is recommended that no more than thirty (30) semester hours will be achieved through structured class work. Courses may be selected from the 600 and higher level of Biblical Studies listed in the back of the catalog. Other courses should include research projects that fall within the parameters of this field of study. The program culminates in an original work representing a significant contribution in their field of study.

The person admitted to our Ph.D. program must have the appropriate academic background as well as the initiative and self-discipline and the research skills necessary to succeed in such a program.
Upon approval for entry into the program the doctoral student is assigned a faculty advisor and two other faculty members. These three persons must approve the individualized program that is designed for the student seeking a Ph.D. The faculty advisor acts as chairperson for this committee.

 

BELOW ARE THE THREE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE TRACS:


Old Testament Concentration 

Life Experience Credit or transfer credit - *0-15

BIB620 Christian Philosophy - 3

BIB725 Archaeology of the Ancient Near East - 3

BIB610 Life in Bible Times or BIB770 Bible Lands Research - 3

BIB650 Christian Apologetics or Theology elective - 3

BIB765 Readings in Biblical Studies (Old Testament Area) - 3

BIB543 Hebrew I - 3

BIB544 Hebrew II - 3

Bible Elective - 3

Bible Elective - 3

Doctoral Dissertation - 15

Graduation Workshop - 3

Total Hours in the Program - 60

 

New Testament Concentration 

Life Experience Credit or transfer credit - *0-15

BIB620 Christian Philosophy - 3

BIB621 Advanced Studies in John - 3

BIB750 Advanced Studies in Acts - 3

BIB650 Christian Apologetics or Theology elective - 3

BIB765 Readings in Biblical Studies (New Testament Area) - 3

BIB531 Greek I  - 3

BIB532 Greek II - 3

Bible Elective  - 3

Bible Elective  - 3

Doctoral Dissertation - 15

Graduation Workshop - 3

Total Hours in the Program - 60

 

General Bible Concentration

Life Experience Credit or transfer credit  - *0-15

BIB620 Christian Philosophy - 3

BIB610 Life in Bible Times or BIB770 Bible Lands Research - 3

BIB650 Christian Apologetics or Theology elective  - 3

BIB765 Readings in Biblical Studies or Bible elective - 3

BIB543 Hebrew I or Bible Elective - 3

BIB531 Greek I or Bible Elective - 3

Bible Elective, Applied Research Topic or Workshop/Modular - 3

Bible Elective, Applied Research Topic or Workshop/Modular  - 3

Bible Elective, Applied Research Topic or Workshop/Modular - 3

Doctoral Dissertation - 15

Graduation Workshop - 3

Total Hours in the Program - 60

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